Just in time for Earth Day, The CFDA and Vogue have co-headed a new green initiative campaign, Clean by Design | Hollywood yohana

Just in time for Earth Day this Sunday, The CFDA and Vogue have co-headed a new green initiative campaign, Clean by Design, in partnership with the National Resources Defense Council.
The campaign, which has already caught the attention and support of many renowned fashion faces including Tory Burch, Zac Posen and Diane von Furstenberg screened a video yesterday which made clear “how toxic fashion’s impact on nature can be,” unearthing the elephant in the room environmental damage that lies just beneath the industry’s surface.
The facts, we have to admit, are surprising. According to WWD, a key focus of the NRDC is the troubling conditions of factories (we’re looking at you, Alexander Wang!) and the dye-polluted rivers in China, revealing that over 200 tons of water is needed to produce just one ton of fabric. This is a pretty outrageous figure taking the current global crisis for clean drinking water into account.
So, what’s the solution? Most clothing is made in China, which makes it difficult for brands to govern what occurs in their own factories. But Linda Greer, the director of NRDC’s health and environment program thinks this problem is inexcusable: “[…] the standard of operation of many, if not most, factories was far below global standards and desperately needed to improve […] it’s really time to get moving and not just figure that ‘It’s halfway around the world and nobody will ever know.’”
This global issue has been put into higher gear in the last few years. Brands such as Stella McCartney, H&M (have you seen their drool-worthy Conscious collection?) and events like Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week have certainly increased interest for sustainable fashion to both designers and consumers. It has become necessary, and dare I say expected, that organizations like the CFDA and the like join the green movement.

NBC New York: “Sustainable initiatives in fashion aren’t necessarily new—the luxury group PPR, for example, has made sustainability a focus across its various brands (which include eco-conscious designer Stella McCartney). What’s more, the new FashionNYC2020 Report pointed out that sustainable fashion products are increasingly of interest to both designers and consumers, making it a good moment for American organizations like the CFDA to get on the bandwagon.”
Fashionista: “[…] many designers, and American consumers, seem to have an out of sight, out of mind approach to fashion’s environmentally harmful manufacturing practices. But that needs to change. Hopefully Clean by Design will be a step in the right direction.”

Caitlan Moneta, fashion market editor: “I think it’s going to be a long, smoggy road before they’ll be able to effect any change. In an industry with so many moving parts and important players (who aren’t known for their green thumbs), it’s bound to be a slow process.”


Ornate jackets for everyday? Marchesa is rumoured to launch a contemporary sister line | Hollywood yohana

We turn green with envy almost every time a Marchesa dress hits the red carpet (Jennifer Lawrence, anyone?). So when we heard rumblings of designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig launching a contemporary sister line we did a major happy dance. For now it’s all very hush-hush but it looks like the new line will be in addition to the already-existing diffusion collection Notte by Marchesa, which features simpler gowns and cocktail dresses. It seems like a foray into ready-to-wear separates would be a natural progression for the designers. Ornate jackets? Feather-detailed skirts? Really, what could be better? We’re anxious to see how this pans out; if it’s anything like the Fall 2012 collection, we’re sure to be big fans.


Enter for a chance to win a Thien Le-designed cashmere scarf and glove set, valued at $700! | Hollywood yohana

Hot off the heels of last week’s White Cashmere Collection fashion show, we’re celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month and Canadian designers with a luxe giveaway.
Visit our Facebook page and tell us which of the White Cashmere Collection creation is your favourite and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a fabulous cashmere scarf and a pair of soft gloves designed by Thien Le, along with three cases of Cashmere Bathroom Tissue. Fashion meets function, indeed!


Kirsty Ward contrasts and compares to perfection | Hollywood yohana

Consider Kirsty Ward’s penchant for blending sharp silhouettes and severe structure with the most romantic of shades and fabrics a beautiful exercise in contrast. After completing her masters at Central Saint Martins and working a little over a year under the wing of Alberta Ferretti, Ward started her own label in 2010. Most likely a combination of the avante garde aesthetic that CSM has become known for and Ferretti’s floaty femininity, Ward’s new line straddles to perfection.

For her Spring 2011 collection, Ward played with hard versus soft, harsh structure and flow as well as minimal fabric and maximal embellishments. Delicate, sheer tulle dresses was given harsher, geometric shape with exposed boning, frothy washed silks were paired with metal necklaces that weighed down the fabrics, a dainty lace tee given a lashing of tinsel. Even the make-up in Ward’s lookbook proved to be made up of two extremes⎯matte, pale skin with exaggerated, angular black brows.

Jeffrey Campbell fans rejoice! There are now handbags and they are amazing | Hollywood yohana

Are we going out on a limb when we say that we can’t think of anyone who isn’t a Jeffrey Campbell diehard? We think not. From the cheap and cheerful price range to the exceedingly colourful and covetable designs (Lita boot, anyone?), JC has got so many fans that it might as well be the name of a popstar. Now, the covet bar has been raised even higher with the brand’s new line of handbags, cleverly titled “Girls We Hated in High School.” Available in June exclusively in Canada at Little Burgundy, check out the festival themed bags below! Colour (pattern?) us OBSESSED!


Anthropologie introduces “Made in Kind” designer collaborations featuring Karen Walker, Samantha Pleet and more! | Hollywood yohana


Anthropologie is the latest to join the designer collab trend with its own assembly of partnerships, only this time bringing established, lesser known, and first-time designers together in a curatorial series to be showcased online as well as in-store, similar to a gallery presentation.
The rolling collaborations, presented under the name “Made in Kind,” will launch this Thursday, and will feature a hodgepodge of designers: Karen Walker, Gregory Parkinson, John Patrick, Samantha Pleet, Charlotte Linton, Pipit , Rachel Rose and Place Nationale. While some designers will be available at Canadian stores such as Pipit (Ontario), Charlotte Linton (Vancouver) and Samantha Pleet (Toronto), all the collections can be scooped up online.

Keeping true to their arty customer, the collabs also includes collections by artists such as photographer Koto Bolofo, illustrator Florence Balducci and former Anthropologie visual director Leslie Oschmann of Swarm.
We already have a few items on our must-have list (“Treasure” by Samantha Pleet might be our favourite), but with a $120-$300 price range, our list is sure to grow!
New “Made in Kind” collections will be introduced each month and be available for eight to 10 weeks.


Bling bling (and some more bling) H&M announces Anna Dello Russo as their latest collaborator. View the photos and video now! | Hollywood yohana

Talk about waking up to good news! H&M announced Anna Dello Russo as their latest collaborator early this morning. The Italian editrix-cum-street style icon has co-designed a collection of glittering, shimmering, dripping-in-jewels accessories for the Swedish brand, which will launch on October 4, just as fashion month comes to a close. “Anna has a fantastic eye and bold taste, apart from being a veritable fashion icon. The collection is a celebration of excess, fantasy and decoration,” says Margareta van den Bosch, H&M creative advisor via press release.
The collection of jewellery, sunglasses, shoes and bags will surely take from Dello Russo’s famed flamboyance (Muppet jacket–inspired heels, anyone?) and we’re sure we won’t be able to get enough. Stay tuned for more news and in the meantime, check out the photos and video.


Alexander Wang-ify any skirt with 7 simple steps! | Hollywood yohana

 Just about every designer seemed to have the London Olympics in mind, as athletic-gone-couture was a reoccurring trend in many spring collections. From Kenzo’s colour-block anoraks to Vera Wang’s pristine sporty dresses, athletic chic certainly made the finals for one of the must-have looks of the season. Alexander Wang, perhaps the star player of the trend, showed perforated materials and mesh galore in the form of jackets and dresses. But the collection’s statement-worthy oversized mesh pockets had us inspiration-struck. We add a bit of florescent flash to the look in 7 simple steps.


How to wear Miu Miu’s red eyeshadow | Hollywood yohana

At Miu Miu’s Spring 2012 show, the models’ faces were left mostly bare, save for a brazen swipe of red across each eye. Bright and severe, the look was a striking accompaniment to the collection’s fairly neutral palette. If you’re bold enough to try it, red is fabulous! So rather than tone down the colour to something more muted, I decided to use a bright, primary red, but soften it by adding both deeper and lighter colours around the edges.
Make no mistake, though, this is not a soft look. It takes a lot of chutzpah to pull off a red smoky eye. What makes it work is multidimensional colour and black eyeliner that defines the eye shape. It’s perfect for a night when you’re feeling daring and you want to paint the town red.

A lighter version of Rodarte’s starry blue eyes for Spring 2012 | Hollywood yohana

Rodarte’s Spring 2012 collection had two magical muses: Van Gogh’s iconic work Starry Night and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, and the opaque navy blue smoky eyes echoed the rich colours found in both. To balance the dramatic feel of the collection, Nars makeup artist James Kaliardos painted eyeshadow all the way up to the brow bone. While this certainly made a statement on the runway, it’s a bit too Maleficent-esque for day-to-day. With a few minor adjustments, however, this look is perfect for a night when you want to sparkle. 
When creating my version of the look, I followed Kaliardos’s lead and kept the lips and cheeks nearly bare and focused on highlighting the structure of the face. However, I took a different approach with the eyes by using lighter shades of blue. I also fully embraced Van Gogh’s stars and added a slick of gold cream liner topped with glitter under the eye.

Easy tips to help you master Moschino’s smoky eye makeup! | Hollywood yohana

Inspired by Spain’s rich cultural traditions and mythologies, Moschino’s Spring 2012 collection definitely brought the drama. Models sashayed with toreador swagger, wearing ruffled dresses, jingling gold bells and even donning bullfighter hats. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux dreamed up a look that was a tribute to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, anchored by a strong brow, dramatic smoky eyes and contoured cheeks. The smudginess of the eyes had a painterly quality that was a perfect accompaniment to the vivid collection.
Since the classic black smoky eye is essentially the makeup equivalent of a little black dress, this is a great and wearable look for any special event. We’ll share some tips and tricks for creating a Moschino-worthy version that will stay put all night long.

We teach you how to recreate Marni’s retro disc drop earrings | Hollywood yohana

Welcome to our new DIY series! Each week, our interns will be recreating some of the best runway looks and most covetable items with step-by-step instructions (and some excellent photo documentation, to boot). And we’re not talking your average tie-dye, but rather, we’re going high-end with pieces from Céline, Prada and Cushnie et Ochs coming down the pipe.
Craftophobes need not panic—aside from some rudimentary sewing skills, the gals on our team have no training. Plus, we’re using household items to create these looks—think nail files and tweezers—so if we can do it, you most definitely can.

Raf Simons may or may not replace Stefano Pilati at YSL, but the hints are making fashion reporters and bloggers crazy in the meantime | Hollywood yohana

After a few lackluster seasons and being reportedly difficult to work with, it’s been rumoured that Stefano Pilati will be out at Yves St Laurent once his contract is up in March 2012. The fashion world is dying to know who his replacement will be. According to the New York Times’ Suzy Menkes, who suggested the move in her review of Sander’s Spring 2012 collection, Raf Simons will be YSL’s new head designer.
Menkes’ comments on Simons replacing Pilati sent the blogosphere and Twitterverse into a frenzy with even her colleague Jessica Michault tweeting that Menkes broke the news. Both YSL and Jil Sander have denied rumours. YSL told WWD that “Stefano Pilati continues to dedicate his talent and energies to Yves Saint Laurent and the coming fashion show.”  On Sander’s end, it’s being reported that Simons has signed on to do four more seasons for the label.
While it doesn’t look like Pilanti is going anywhere in the next week or so, it isn’t confirmed that he’s renewed his contract with YSL. We’re hoping for some fresh blood at YSL sometime in the near future, even if it isn’t Simons, although we have our fingers crossed that it will be.

Suzy Menkes: “If Raf Simons ultimately takes over the helm at Yves Saint Laurent—as those familiar with the situation in Paris suggest—the designer will have found a sweet spot for his meticulous modernism.”
Fashionista: “But even if there are no designer switcheroos in motion right now, it seems unlikely that Suzy Menkes would make that sort of implication unfounded in the New York Times…”
The Cut: “Menkes is less likely to print something at the top of a review that she didn’t feel pretty certain about than the leagues of people with fashion blogs and Twitter feeds who aren’t the International Herald Tribune and who don’t really have to be right about anything.”
Bernadette Morra, editor-in-chief: “The fact that Suzy leads her story with the suggestion, from unnamed sources, that Raf Simons is going to YSL sounds to me like she has the scoop on the story, but she has been asked not to run with it yet. For whatever reason, she clearly felt comfortable hinting at what might be unfolding in days to come. It’s a bold and fascinating move… Pure Suzy!”


Montreal fashion week diary: Day 1 delights from Harricana, Martin Lim, UNTTLD, and Travis Taddeo | Hollywood yohana

Montreal Fashion Week rolled into town yesterday and parked herself at the usual spot at Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal. But the first show to kick off the Spring 2012 collections was off-site at Harricana. Mariouche Gagné debuted her new écono-musée de la creation de mode, a kind of open atelier where the public can discover first hand her upcycling methods. Tired fur coats, wedding dresses, and old leathers that enter the building eventually exit as haute manteaux, whimsical separates, and trendy accessories.

Next stop was at the Centre des Sciences. The largely windowed Hall Panoramique was a bright and airy setting for Martin Lim’s latest collection that seemed to float over the runway in creamy café au lait, a sober grey-blue hue, and dazzling hot pink. Fitted sheath dresses and pencil skirts were adorned with glossy ceramic tile details and elegant stovepipe pants and short shorts balanced a fly-away silhouette of square-cut silk dresses and blouses that billowed in each model’s wake. Sublime. This was the first time design duo Pao Lim and Danielle Martin showed at MFW. The husband-and-wife team also recently won the Mercedes-Benz contest alongside UNTTLD. Both will show at LG Fashion Week in Toronto next month.
It was fitting, then, that the boys from UNTTLD also made their MFW debut this season. José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger unleashed their avant-garde geometric vision in stark black and white. Zombie-eyed models decked out in dangerous silver stilettos strut the runway in racy, mainly sheer separates. The standout pieces for me were a jersey cape in a graphic print and all the crocheted pieces, such as the slinky, web dress or racerback tank.
Just announced the day of his show, Travis Taddeo was also recently added to the LG Fashion Week lineup as a “wild card” addition. Not entirely a newcomer to either the Montreal or Toronto catwalks (Taddeo has already done both), his new line, “Dry Heat,” was a breath of fresh air. Improving each year on his sexy sportswear for him and her, the opening model was quintessential Taddeo in a simple, pale-pink jersey maxi dress, with armholes elongated seductively low. The glittery platforms laced up in pink gauzy ribbon complemented the disco soundtrack, making way for fun and carefree fashion.

Anna Dello Russo has worn the same dress at least 4 times this month | Hollywood yohana


 Anna Dello Russo has been seen in almost-the-same dress not twice, not three times, but four times. And during fashion month, too! A shande. Dello Russo first appeared in the embellished little (and we mean little) number alongside model Karolina Kurkova during Fashion’s Night Out in New York. They were twins, and it was cute. Little did we know that the twin trend would rage on… and on. We’re not sure if Kate Middleton‘s recycling ways are rubbing off on the typically over the top Vogue Nippon editor, or that she’s trying (and trying hard) to promote her fellow countryman, Italian designer Fausto Puglisi, who’s behind the fraternal twin creations. Either way, we’re just wondering how upset Tommy Ton is.

Fashion news: Hailee’s new gig, Karlie’s spill and Carla’s pregnancy | Hollywood yohana

14-year-old Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld is the Fall face of Miu Miu! We couldn’t think of a more impossibly perfect pairing.

Elizabeth Olsen does her big sisters proud and sports The Row in Cannes.
Anna Wintour advocates New Yorkers for Marriage Equality in an inspiring PSA. Go Anna!
Moscot designs limited-edition specs in collaboration with Terry Richardson.
Model-of-the-moment Lindsey Wixon tumbles thrice at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show in Cannes yesterday. Kerplunk!
According to her father-in-law, First Lady of France and former model Carla Bruni is officially preggers with her first child! Congrats!
The release date of Elle Macpherson’s reality show, Fashion Star, gets pushed back to Spring 2012. [Racked]
Gaga and Gaultier get along wonderfully throughout their new documentary… except for the part when he dresses her up like a nun and spanks her.


Blackface is used on models at Ottawa Fashion Week. Innocent mistake? Or racist offense? | Hollywood yohana

Montreal designer Andy Nguyen’s Fall 2012 fashion show may have stood apart, but for all the wrong reasons. Shown last week in Ottawa as part of the local fashion week, the 22-year-old designer sent white models with painted blackface down the runway.
Originally intended to intensify the use of black light at the show, rather than make any racial or political statement, Nguyen tells the Ottawa Citizen: “it was nothing against any race. […] I’m sorry if it caused people to think that.”
With designers constantly pushing the boundaries of fashion, where should the line be drawn before art becomes offensive? Liberal party member Rachel Décoste seems to think Nguyen has stumbled across this boundary: “Would the swastika be less offensive because it was pink? These are symbols that represent oppression that people have suffered through for centuries,” she said. “There’s no way to turn them into a cutesy, artsy-fartsy fashion statement.”
Fashion week spokesperson Gabrielle Raina Plouffe says no complaints were made about the show, and given that the Ottawa audience gave Nguyen a standing ovation, perhaps not everyone thinks the painted faces were meant to be offensive.
Décoste is appalled that “Nobody said anything. And that disturbs me even more. […] It’s disappointing to see that this is still going on.”
Should artists have a greater responsibility to understand how the public interprets their work? We can’t help but wonder if he learned nothing from that scandalous “blackface” shoot featuring Lara Stone in French Vogue?

Julie Lalonde, feminist and francophone activist: “Blackface at Ottawa Fashion Week during BLACK HISTORY MONTH. #Humanity Fail.” 

Lesa Hannah, beauty director: “Runway makeup can totally veer on the side of crazy town—look at the red faces Pat McGrath did for Viktor & Rolf Fall 2011. However, a designer can’t ignore the fact that something like blackface will upset people and while Nguyen may be making what he feels is an artistic statement, he should be prepared for and accept outrage from the public for it.”


The British Fashion Council has announced that a new menswear fashion week is coming to London | Hollywood yohana

Good news for gentlemen everywhere—the British Fashion Council has announced the creation of a new menswear fashion week. Dubbed London’s “fashion long week(end),” the new shows will run for three days starting June 15 and also precede Milan and Paris men’s fashion weeks every January and June.
The planning committee, run by GQ editor Dylan Jones, has been under pressure to re-establish British menswear—the fashion long weekend’s previous incarnation as a one-day event lost buyers and press because it overlapped with the first day of Milan womenswear collections. This year there may still be some timing conflicts: the debut shows are expected to be a big to-do, as they’ll fall smack dab in the middle of the London 2012 Olympics hullabaloo.
Over a dozen British designers are already confirmed to show, including Aquascutum, Gieves & Hawkes, Oliver Spencer, and TOPMAN, and it’s anticipated that others, like Paul Smith, will make the move to London sometime soon. The BFC has said that the collections will be a mix of traditional runway shows, presentations, and cultural events.
No word on exactly what cultural events means, though some are positing hoping that sartorially over-the-top Elton John may make an appearance (especially considering his hubby, David Furnish, is on the planning committee).
We say it’s about time for British menswear to gain some notoriety. After all, brands like Anderson & Sheppard and Burberry have been a cornerstone of men’s style for generations. And hey, any excuse to see some handsome chaps in well-made clothing is more than fine by us.
Fashionista: “A festival of men? We’re booking our tickets in advance.” 
Telegraph: “This new LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN will come immediately before this June’s European collections, so should be well attended—especially if there’s an Elton concert.”
David Livingstone, editor-in-chief Men’s FASHION: “I think the BFC announcement of this new addition to the menswear calendar is the latest evidence that there is a new reality to men’s fashion. It’s not just another peacock revolution. It’s a great time to be covering the subject. Goodbye Cinderfella; hello to the guy who knows—and cares about—what he‘s got on his back.”


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo collection to launch in December | Hollywood yohana

H&M The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander collection

After reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you’ll most likely want to become the twisted anti-heroine Lisbeth Salander. However, given the lack of job openings for high-tech crime-solving vigilantes, it’s much easier to dress like her—and now especially so with H&M’s newest collaboration. The Swedish retailer is bringing the Swedish character’s signature style to the masses: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (that is, the American version of the film) costume designer Trish Summerville has created a dark and industrial collection inspired by Salander. The pieces all have a worn-in, personalized feel and include slashed T-shirts, rough-cut denim, and tight-fitting leather jackets and pants—in a range of moody greys, maroons, and black. And thankfully, there’s not an actual dragon tattoo to be seen.

Because the collection is set to debut in H&M’s Divided department on December 14, a week before the film comes out, we’re wondering: Will The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo be the new Harry Potter, with fans in costume at the premiere?


Amsterdam’s Avelon has us crushing hard | Hollywood yohana

Dutch designer Erik Frenken knows a thing or two about manning a high fashion label. After working as the head of womenswear at Viktor & Rolf, the designer relocated to Amsterdam to take the helm at Avelon early last year. The label, which was on the brink of bankruptcy when Frenken took over in early 2010, has since extended into some of the most solidly covetable womenswear and menswear lines we’ve seen in ages.

Known for reconstructing basics by playing with proportion and volume, Frenken mixes pretty materials with rough touches to create his seasonless, uptown downtown mixed pieces. This season, Avelon reflected a new interpretation of classic silhouettes, with drape-y cuts appearing in leather paneled leggings, sheer cut-away tops, oversized button downs, silk onesies and asymmetrical leather dresses.


Favourites from the finale of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week | Hollywood yohana

The second half of fashion week brings some of the buzziest shows—notably Dion Lee and Josh Goot who are known at home as well as abroad as the new kings of Australian fashion. Both put on an impressive and memorable show for their adoring subjects, and their joint reign remains unchallenged.
Dion Lee has come back to the Sydney Opera House’s glass front foyer for his Spring show—and why wouldn’t he? Of all the images from last season, the ones of rows of models in pastel draped minidresses, framed by the soaring glass structure, are the most enduring. Local PR powerhouse Holly Garber, in a navy Dion Lee dress and complicated-looking headset, directs seating with military precision, but can’t control the searing beams of morning sunshine assaulting the eyes of the front row on the lower level. Happily, I’m facing the other way. Models walk along the two levels and up and down the shallow stairs in stiff, short dresses with moulded shoulders and skirts—even bootleg trousers have strategic volume behind the ankle, like rounded alien shin-fins. Shoulders and hips appear through Lee’s signature cutouts, keeping things light and allowing natural movement. He’s added brightly coloured prints—one resembles a photograph of a sheet of crumpled metal foil. There are shiny black accents, and metallic ones. Makeup impresario Napoleon Perdis has delivered wondrously illuminated skin that gives the sunlight some reflective competition. Flat Camilla Skovgaard Grecian sandals quickly give way to vertiginous ones, and metal breastplates provide a layer of glimmering protection. At the end, the models line up like a resolved and very pretty army—if Lee continues this show format, these money shots will provide an interesting slideshow of his development as a designer.

Ellery is a fashion show more ridiculous than sublime. Held in a two-level gallery after a protracted schmoozy reception, it starts eons late, and even later for those of us on the lower level: after the pre-show music has been turned off, we hear clomping footsteps on the floor above for what seems like ten minutes before we actually see any clothes. Eventually the models emerge, two at a time, overly choreographed, turning to each other and back and then walking forward at a glacial pace. (There are only about 12 looks, total.) But Kim Ellery’s signature look is dramatic in a fun way, often layered with light cottons and a thick, nubbly linen/silk shot with sheeny thread—the polished and put-together buyer next to me says the clothes sell very well. There is a pair of white layered outfits, then acid yellow, then pink. A spectacular pair of evening looks stand out, especially model Julia Nobis in a heavily beaded silver tank with a feathery white skirt made of shredded pieces of gauzy fabric.
A cavernous concrete former car workshop in East Sydney with chairs around the edges sets a starkly beautiful scene for Josh Goot’s nighttime show—though we have to walk up a lot of steps to get to it. At show time the space goes pitch black, then fluorescent panels flicker on slowly, one by one. Models make their way around the lengths of runway in structured, voluminous knee-length dresses adorned with Goot’s famous colourful prints, which are more sophisticated than usual—there are vivid brushstrokes on white and what appears to be spray-spattered paint within a stencil of stripes. Colourful heels with contrasting straps and interesting shapes have tall, covered platforms. The afterparty upstairs is awash in Moet and Belvedere, and draws all of the week’s most colourful front-row characters, like MTV glamour-girl Ruby Rose, who’s known for dating models like Freja Behar Erichsen and Catherine McNeil; the glossiest upper echelon editors from Australian Vogue and Harpers; and the omnipresent gaggle of international bloggers Susie Bubble, Tommy Ton and Phil Oh of Streetpeeper. Goot himself mingles about, looking relaxed and relieved, as well he should.